Arcade racing game with driving challenges
Windows 95 / Windows NT / Windows 2000 / Windows ME / Windows 98 SE / Windows 98
Midtown Madness II is an addictive driving game that has incredible graphics.
If you are looking for a new racing game to play, Midtown Madness II provides you with high speed capabilities on tracks in both London and San Francisco. For this reason, the game is extremely exciting as you are able to witness beautiful, picturesque landscapes as you take to the open road.
Although there are many other racing games on the market that feature the option to explore additional locations as you play, the graphics in this game are intense, making up for any of the shortcomings of the locale. Furthermore, there are a few different modes that you can use while playing the game – including a multiplayer option, so that you can race against your friends.
The background music is fantastic. Instead of listening to a standard soundtrack that is featured in regular racing games, you can choose to listen to selections from your own music collection. This option is easily accessible within the game settings, allowing you to build your own soundtrack to listen to while you play.
The Single-Player Crash Course Mission is definitely a lot of fun. Players are challenged to effectively navigate through a crash course while trying to avoid as many obstacles as possible.
Midtown Madness II is packed with a variety of other options that you will love. The shareware allows you to select the game mode, choose the car you want to drive, and pick out the location where you will be driving. You can choose from a total number of nine different machines, and they are cooler than you might initially imagine. Some racing games do not even offer you options for selecting the automobile, while this one offers you quite a few, allowing you to change up the game each time you play.
As you play, your viewing angle is behind the wheel of your automobile - so whether or not you have earned your driving license, you will get to experience the rush behind the driver’s wheel. While you speed down the road, you'll be able to view the not only the road through the windshield, but odometer and other controls in front of you as well. There will be traffic and other obstacles for you to navigate through – so in many ways, it’s as if you are really driving.
The thrill of racing within Midtown Madness II is brought to you by Microsoft. The benefit of getting a racing game from this software giant is that you can rely on the company's deliverance of gaming quality. In other words, you’re not going to deal with the annoying ads and the software bugs that are commonly found within games produced by the no-name designers.
This is a relatively large download. However, once it is on your machine it is easy to install and even easier to play. There is a help file that you can read for assistance, but if you are used to other racing games, the task of setting up this one will seem rather self-explanatory.
As soon as you choose your mode and your car, strap on your seat belt and get ready for the ride of a lifetime. You can expect many hours of entertainment with Midtown Madness II.